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Origin: Greek, Hawaiian

Meaning: the Slavic form of Luke, the English form of Greek Loukas meaning "from Lucania", referring to someone from Lucania, an ancient city in Southern Italy. The name itself could be derived from Greek leukos meaning "white" or "bright, shining", a cognate of Latin lux (light); or it could be derived from the Latin word lucus (a cognate of lucere "shining, bright") meaning "sacred wood".

I've also seen Luka as being listed as the Hawaiian form of both Luke and Ruth, the latter a Hebrew feminine name meaning "friend".


  • Luca (Italian)
  • Loukas (Greek)
  • Lukas 
  • Lucas
  • Luke